Dr. Bucshon, House Force President’s Hand on ObamaCare Repeal, Planned Parenthood Funding

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Washington, DC, January 6, 2016 | comments

On Wednesday, the House passed a budget reconciliation package that dismantles ObamaCare and defunds Planned Parenthood. This legislation will reach the President’s desk for the first time ever. 

“ObamaCare isn’t living up to the president’s promises and families are worse off because of that failure. Meanwhile, the country’s largest abortion provider still receives taxpayer dollars, despite the organization’s questionable handling and possible sale of fetal tissue. With this vote, Congress finally sends a bill defunding Planned Parenthood and dismantling ObamaCare to President Obama’s desk after years of being stalled by Senate Democrats. 

“As a physician, I want every American to have access to quality, affordable healthcare. I support this bill because it puts us on a path to healthcare reform that empowers patients, not bureaucrats. It also diverts money originally directed to Planned Parenthood to community health centers that do not participate in abortions, but provide more comprehensive healthcare services for women. At its core, this bill is about improving our healthcare system for everyone and protecting the most vulnerable among us.

“The president now has a clear choice to make, which he and his allies must defend to the American people.” 

Congressman Larry Bucshon, M.D. is a physician and Republican member of the House Energy and Commerce Committee serving his third term representing Indiana's 8th Congressional district. The 8th District of Indiana includes all or parts of Clay, Crawford, Daviess, Dubois, Gibson, Greene, Knox, Martin, Owen, Parke, Perry, Pike, Posey, Spencer, Sullivan, Vanderburgh, Vermillion, Vigo, and Warrick counties.  

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